Not much mention of tourists, however... 'Developing places' which enrich people’s lives is at the heart of Wales’ new planning policy, which was launched by Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths last month. The refreshed Planning Policy Wales, will underpin all future planning decisions, will put an emphasis on people and places and ensure developments built today leave a legacy of well-designed, sustainable places which improve lives. Let us hope so.
The new policy has a firm focus on ‘placemaking’ – an approach to development which ensures communities have all the services they need within easy reach and development is of high quality. Wales will be the only country in the UK to take this approach to planning.
Other key changes to Wales’ planning policy which are designed to help Wales lower its carbon emissions at the same time as creating places people can live well, include: